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Old 04-29-14, 07:51 AM
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Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC

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As for riding impressions, my Carbone 7 rides very stable and very comfortable. No twitchyness/nervousness in the handling. It's mostly at home on long, fast "motoring" rides as the very comfortable rides keep you fresher on the saddle longer. The damped ride from the CF frame and tubular tires really work together for a very plush ride. Although many think that C&V CF bikes are flexy, I don't feel that's the case with the Vitus Carbone as it feels very stiff, especially when compared to my steel Peugeot PSV. Not sure if it's because of the smallish frame (52cm) I chose to find for my first C&V CF bike, but the BB section of the bike is much stiffer than the one on my steel Peugeot. I don't even get any front derailleur rub when standing on the pedals and climbing, unlike with my PSV.
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